Archaeology in Reverse by Stephen Gill

Archaeology in Reverse

Stephen Gill
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"Stephen Gill has learnt this: to haunt the places that haunt him. His photo-accumulations demonstrate a tender vision factored out of experience; alert, watchful, not overeager, wary of that mendacious conceit, “closure.” There is always flow, momentum, the sense of a man passing through a place that delights him. A sense of stepping down, immediate engagement, politic exchange. Then he remounts the bicycle and away. Loving retrievals, like a letter to a friend, never possession What I like about Stephen Gill is that he has learnt to give us only as much as we need, the bones of the bones of the bones..." —Iain Sinclair
Continuing to photograph where his award-winning book “Hackney Wick” left off, Stephen Gill also made “Archaeology in Reverse” in this personally cherished area of East London. Still making pictures with the camera he bought at Hackney Wick market for 50 pence, for this volume Gill focuses on things that do not yet exist.
This magnificently produced book features traces and clues of things to come in a poetic, sometimes eerie and quiet photographic study of a place in a state of limbo prior to the rapid transformation that the area faces during the build-up to the Olympics in 2012.

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Continuing to photograph where his award-winning book Hackney Wick left off, Stephen Gill has made “Archaeology in Reverse” in his cherished area in East London. Still making pictures with the camera he bought at Hackney Wick market for 50p, this time he focuses on things that do not yet exist. This magnificently produced book features traces and clues of things to come in a poetic, sometimes eerie and quiet photographic study of a place in a state of limbo prior to the rapid transformation that this area faces during the build-up to the Olympics in 2012.

Author Biography

Stephen Gill was born in Bristol, England in 1971, a committed photographer since a teenager. He developed his unique approach - combining conceptualism with striking empathy for his human subjects - while working for Magnum Photos, and accepted his first assignment, for the New York Times Magazine, in 1997. Widely regarded as a key young European artist, Gill has had one person shows at the Photographers Gallery, London, Museum of Architecture, Moscow, and the Arles Festival of Photography, France. His work is widely published in magazines including Blind Spot, Doubletake, New York Times Maga

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